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#1 Jeff

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 10:12 PM

I didn't get called in to work today, so went out with the D810 looking for eagles. No luck with the eagles so I drove to a small public garden here in town and hooked up my 105 micro f2.8 to my D810. This is the first time I've used my 105 with the D810. I have no idea how to get good pics of flowers and bugs, but I gave it the old college try. I can never seem to get good sharp pictures with this lens. I am hand holding it though, so maybe I need to break out the tripod when I use this lens.

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 11:07 AM

Very nice Jeff!!

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:56 PM

Jeff, you should give it the old college try more often.  Really nice work, especially the colours.

 

Is your 105 a Nikkor or 3rd party?


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 02:33 PM

Jeff, you should give it the old college try more often.  Really nice work, especially the colours.

 

Is your 105 a Nikkor or 3rd party?

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 02:33 PM

Thanks Jim and Dennis.


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 05:46 PM

Very nice, Jeff.  Nicely composed and exposed.

 

I like the bugs ... being buggy! :lol:


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 12:14 PM

Look good to me!  I wish it wasn't so blasted hot right now... I miss my bugs.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:33 AM

If it's any consolation, I have the same problem focusing with my Sigma 105mm f/2.8. It seems to operate on a hair trigger.

 

This is the best of about 20 shots...and the focal point still isn't where I was hoping!

 

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:18 AM

Jeff and Monty,

I have the Nikon 105 G, it is one of my favorite lenses. The images it produces are out of this world.

What it does not have is huge depth of field, which is what you may be experiencing. F8 is about the sweet spot, but really doesn't give you much.

For flowers, you might want to use a 50mm.

Bugs are an art form. Stacking is one option. The other is taking profile shots. Somewhere on PN, I have a few hundred butterfly samples. All are similar unless full on side view.

A macro lens has a very thin DoF and it can be limiting if you are looking for more of the image to be in focus.

Having said that, it could be that you need to adjust your camera if the lens is slightly off. Just to put your minds at ease, run some tests just to eliminate that possibility.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:33 AM

Thanks Art. 

 

I might look in to stacking...I've heard of it, but never dared try it!  :mellow:  


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:58 AM

Thanks Art. 

 

I might look in to stacking...I've heard of it, but never dared try it!  :mellow:  

 

Its easy, and fun to try.  Give it a go, you have nothing to lose.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 12:00 PM

Have you got any (internet) pointers as to where to start Art? It looks a bit involved for a casual glance!


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AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm VR II f2.8 G ED
AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm VR f4.5-5.6 ED
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Posted 21 July 2016 - 05:26 AM

Thanks for the info Art. I have to practice more with my 105 VR. I really hardly ever use it. I'm usually out looking for eagles.


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Nikon D300
Nikon D200
18-70 Nikkor 3.5-4.5 G
55-200 Nikkor 4-5.6
105 Micro Nikkor 2.8G VR
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Manfrotto 3130 Pan/Tilt Head
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED
Nikon D810
Nikkor 24-120 AFS F/4G ED VR




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